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I Am > I Was

21 Savage

I Am > I Was

Second full-length album from the Atlanta rapper includes guest appearances from Childish Gambino, Gunna, Lil Baby, Offset and ScHoolboy Q

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  1. 8.0 |   Crack

    With 21 Savage maturing personally and musically since he first gained notoriety, I Am > I Was is a varied attempt at reconciling both sides of the face-tatted spitter’s vexing world
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The power in Savage’s music still lies in the gulf between what he is expected to feel and what he actually does: that brilliant vocal cadence suggests he is surveying the cars and girls of his new life with numbed distance, even disgust
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  3. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The second album from one of Atlanta’s most promising rappers recasts him as a star in waiting. He writes with grisly clarity and humor, and his songs here are sturdy, inventive, and sticky
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  4. 7.5 |   The 405

    Shows maturity whilst still bringing a level of menace, vulnerability and torment
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  5. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Overall, i am > i was is a mixed bag of experience that offers enough solid tracks to keep fans latched on
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